It hasn’t been until recently really that I started being more aware and curious about my surroundings. Curiousity has led me to much discovery lately. I had always been aware of the Butterfly bush but not know much about it. I saw this particular one yesterday as I was leaving the Howard County Central Library, where I am now, that I do all my blogging at. After thinking I was wrong and that it was actually Lilac and finally realizing I was right all along, I looked up the Butterfly BUsh and found it had a prettier name, Buddleia. After looking it up I found that it was one of the flowers that first started growing in bombsights in London after WW2 and a blog post by another pagan with her perspective on what she believes are it’s magickal properties. Seeing as I haven’t found any other site listing corresponces for the plant, I’ll list my perspective going on the new knowledge I have on the plant. Read the links below to find out more for yourself.
Magickal Properties: New Beginnings, Strength, Unlikely Opportunities, Creativity, Starting Over, Freedom, Whimsy
Also Corresponds to the Lunar Month of April and the Seed Moon
For the Website of Esbat Correspondences that gave me the above information: http://www.moonshadows-realm.co.uk/sab-esbat-correspondences.htm
The Blog where I got a better idea of it’s magickal properties: http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2010/09/buddleia-for-bees-butterflies-and.html
To see the wikipedia page on Buddheia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddleja
Another website for more information on Buddleia: http://butterflywebsite.com/articles/bgq/buddleia.htm
For more on flowers that grew over bombsites in London: http://www.users.on.net/~arachne/bombsite.html